My horse licks everything - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 131
• Horses: 0
My horse licks everything

Hello I was just wondering if my horse has anything wrong with her as she licks EVERYTHING. She licks me, the floor, the walls, the fence posts and she was even licking the whiteboard today.
I give her a section of hay and half a scoop of ready mash in the morning and a full hay net and half a scoop of ready mash at night and then she's left out all day unless it's raining heavily, then I'll give her a couple of hay nets thoughout the day. She has a salt lick too, do you think she could have a mineral deficiency or something?
LinkIsAGenius is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 01:34 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,213
• Horses: 3
My horse does this, too. As far as we can tell, he's just bored. I got him a Jolly Ball and some other toys in his stall, and he stopped licking everything in sight.

One man's wrong lead is another man's counter canter.
"Adjust Your Pleasure"
2006 Medicine Hat Paint Gelding
ShannonSevenfold is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: AZ
Posts: 4,840
• Horses: 2
My horse loves to put her mouth on everything within reach. She has a salt block, she powers through her food,she licks the bars, she doesn't though lick me-haha. She'll chew on ropes,can un-tye almost anything, but keeps her mouth very still when I'm riding. Just part of her character.She nevers sucks wind or tries to crib, though. I'm counting my blessings!
Cacowgirl is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 01:57 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 312
• Horses: 0
Mine licks everything too. He will lick me and everybody trying to pet him. He doesn't chew on anything thank goodness. But if you ask him for a kiss he is more than willing.

I had a little girl want to pet him. When he realized she was there he reached down and licked the top of her head.
alexis rose is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 02:00 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south of nowhere, north of nothing
Posts: 4,638
• Horses: 6
my gelding does the same thing....licks everything he can find lol. His poor brother red is covered in cowlicks because him and charlie just stand next to each other all day and charlie just licks away haha.

Weve given him salt licks, jolly balls, likits....he just likes to lick....

*Insert something witty*
Roperchick is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 02:10 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,213
• Horses: 3
My horse was a PAIN before I got hims some toys. He would grab ahold of the edge of the metal on his window on his stall door and yank and OMG his poor teeth. It was making me crazy. But I guess he was just bored. He doesn't windsuck or crib though.

One man's wrong lead is another man's counter canter.
"Adjust Your Pleasure"
2006 Medicine Hat Paint Gelding
ShannonSevenfold is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
Provide loose sale, a mix of household salt and coarse salt. A horse will not lick the blocks long enough to get enough salt as it creates a sore tongue. Providing loose salt and a salt/mineral lick should cover the horse's needs.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 131
• Horses: 0
Yeah she doesn't windsuck or crib she just licks and sometimes grazes her teeth against me and pulls my sleeves.
LinkIsAGenius is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 02:22 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 312
• Horses: 0
We went on a trail ride once and I was behind a lady and her horse. I just met them but Phar Lap loved being behind this horse and licked him almost the whole way. We went on a 20 mile ride!
alexis rose is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 10-05-2012, 02:24 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 312
• Horses: 0
Here was the trail ride and the horse. We just laughed about it because it calmed Phar Lap (it was our first trail ride) and her horse seemed to enjoy it. LOL
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 061712125027.jpg (49.6 KB, 115 views)
alexis rose is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My horse licks the dirt (Grain question) KaylaMarie96 Horse Health 10 05-10-2012 12:27 AM
Cow licks? HarleyWood Horse Colors and Genetics 9 11-19-2011 10:12 AM
HORSE HEALTH: Salt licks Marlea Warlea Horse Health 22 06-06-2011 01:44 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome